Archive for November, 2012

Nov 19 2012

Thankful Settings

As we draw very close to Thanksgiving, we want to share more inspiration for your place settings.  Our team has done an awesome job of showing their guests how grateful they are…here are a few more projects…

Pam Hooten shares this adorable mint tin…beautiful pinecones, glitter, and greenery along with an after dinner mint…we love this idea!

Jim Hankins gave his place setting cards so much texture with Rock Candy Crackle Paint!!! Love the richness of the traditional, earthy fall colors!

Shelly Hickox shares another project…this time she rocked the Sticky Embossing Powder and Glitter!

There is still time…not only to make something fabulous for your friends and family but also to enter the November Monthly Challenge: Place Setting Gifts or Treats. We can’t wait to see what you create!

Nov 6 2012

Always Thankful

Welcome Back…we are always thankful for you stopping in…

Today we have a gorgeous tag from Tammy Tutterow to share with you…

Did your breath catch like ours did? Stunning.  The warm colors, the fabulous texture, the simple sentiment that says it all.  We love every detail…please, please head over to Tammy’s Blog to see all the details…

…because the beauty is simply in those details! Tammy shows you step by step how you can make these tags for your friends and family to show your gratitude in her awesome tutorial…

You are sure to find a technique or too to use on your gratitude gifts for the November Monthly Challenge.…add a link here to enter to win $50 in Emporium Dollars.

Nov 1 2012


We try to be thankful everyday for our blessings…big and small.  In the face of adversity we are ever grateful.  We love this time of year when there is a unified focus on gratitude and thanksgiving.

This month, we wanted the Monthly Challenge to celebrate that gratitude.  When you get together with your family and friends this Thanksgiving we ask that you make a little something for each guest…something to show them how thankful you are for them.

Here are some place setting gifts/treats from our team to inspire you…each Monday of the month we will share more projects from the team to give you ideas and inspire you to create for your guests.

This pillow box treat box from Richele Christensen is the perfect project to start with…we love the way Richele inked those leaves after covering them with dry glitter! Head to her blog to see how she pulled this project together.

How cute are these?? Kelly Booth made this stinkin cute pop n cut cards for her table setting…her grandchildren are going to LOVE them, they have action wobblers in them to make ’em shake!

Shelly Hickox created this gorgeous tag to place at each spot…the layers and details that Shelly puts into her projects is so inspiring…take one of the ideas or techniques for your project or recreate the whole tag for your loved ones!

Linda Cain made a card!!! We are always so inspired by Linda’s altered art and that talent cares over when she makes cards…that black background makes the other details POP!

You know what’s next…your turn! We can not wait to see what you come up with…something great for your friends and family showing how grateful you are for them.


CONGRATULATIONS ,Rea‘ you are the random winner of the October’s Monthly Challenge: Spooktacular Decorations.  We just love what you did for the challenge…we are sure glad that you did finish your project love that you were #40! Thank you for playing along; please email your information to to claim your gift certificate!

For a chance to win $50 in Emporium Dollars to spend in the store just add a link to your submission below (your link does not have to be to a blog, it can also be to your SCS gallery…use code IEMC19 or other gallery online!!!)…and, remember, you can enter as many times as you want…so create away!!! Contest begins on November 1, 2012  and ends on November 30, 2012 at midnight…the winner will be randomly chosen and announced on December 1, 2012.